MUST SEE: President Trump Receives Rousing Reception At Army-Navy Game
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With the college football slate clear following the conference championship games last week, the nation’s attention is directed at the annual Army-Navy classic which is a time-honored sports tradition that kicked off the 120th meeting on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.
President Trump is in attendance and participated in the ceremonial coin flip before the two rival service academies took to the gridiron to fight it out for bragging rights as well as the highly coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.
Viewers of the nationally televised game from Lincoln Financial Field were treated to a show of just how much that the military reveres Trump who has been an outspoken champion for the nation’s armed forces, a welcome change from the eight years that Barack Obama served as commander in chief.
On a chilly and dreary day in the City Of Brotherly Love, the crowd showed some love for the leader of the free world and the commander in chief of the U.S. military.
President Donald Trump participated in the coin toss at the 120th Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field to a round of applause from the crowd Saturday.
The president stood on the field with representatives from both service academies during the national anthem and then walked to midfield, waving at supporters on his way. Trump stood on the Navy sideline, wearing his red cap, as the team ran onto the field before kickoff.
Trump walked out to midfield for the coin toss, with security personnel roping off the area. Trump was introduced to a round of applause from the crowd and tossed the coin.
Navy called tails and won the toss.
This was Trump's third appearance at an Army-Navy game, the first coming when he was president-elect. He is one of 10 sitting presidents to attend the game.
Before the game, according to the official pool report, Trump went to the Army locker room, shaking hands with players and slapping them on the shoulder pads as they lined up and walked past him. Boom microphones picked him up telling players to “have a good game” and “have a good one.”
President Trump tweeted the following:
Navy leads the series 60–52–7 but has lost three in a row to Army with the 2018 game finding the Midshipmen on the wrong end of a 17-10 score to the Black Knights.
President Trump loves our military and they certainly love him: eat your heart out Democrats!